New armoured personnel carriers for the Danish Defence amount to 4.5 billion DKK
The parties to the defence agreement have decided on the acquisition of 309 new armoured personnel carriers for the Danish Defence. Earlier this year, the parties agreed that the new armoured personnel carriers would be of the type Piranha 5.
“I am very pleased that the parties to the defence agreement have supported my recommendation for the acquisition of 309 new armoured personnel carriers at a total cost of 4.5 billion DKK. This is a historically large investment in modern equipment for our army, and a tangible expression of how we put action behind our words, when we talk about the need for a modern and effective defence”, said Minister of Defence Peter Christensen.
Prior to the decision on the acquisition, the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation, in collaboration with the Danish Defence, has conducted a thorough selection process leading to a recommendation for type and number of the armoured personnel carriers needed by the Danish Defence. The financing of the purchase will be within the defence framework.
“It is important that we invest in the Danish Defence. Piranha 5 is better protected than the ageing, armoured personnel carriers available to the army today, so with this purchase we are enhancing the army’s ability to carry out its future tasks”, said Peter Christensen.